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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2017, 04:15:03 PM »
What all tackle do I need for this trip?

Is everything available in local shops, just want to be properly prepared and not show up needing anything.
some large circle hooks I love to use them,3/0 4/0 slip set up 1/2 oz on the Palouse and more in the snake...leave the hook showing,no need to hide it at all..WARNING,the dreaded somewhat bearded clams have been spotted before in the area,look away if one is spotted..It will make you wash your eyes out with acid,,well ok whiskey...92xj has been hunting these things,when relating the stories of rare sightings to him,he gets all rapt and edgy..I fear for him :chuckle:

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2017, 05:51:55 PM »
I'm looking to be there June 9-12, can't be there on the 3rd due to graduation.

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2017, 02:45:01 AM »
I'm looking to be there June 9-12, can't be there on the 3rd due to graduation.
we might be better off a week later this wet year..

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2017, 01:20:33 PM »
ya worried about that, if it ain't june 9 weekend then I won't see another weekend for 6 weeks following

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2017, 04:48:09 PM »
You all shouldn't have any problem at all. I run a 21ft Nitro with 225 no problem. I did get a little to far off to one side last year which was a pucker moment as I slowed down from to 50 to 40mph. When I pulled out the lower unit had a new finely sand job. Honestly just follow someone the first time and you will be fine. I do not recommend trying to idle through though if you have a larger boat. I made that mistake my first outing a few years back.  There used to be some markers that were nice to guide the way. Some jerks removed them though.

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2017, 07:00:59 PM »
You all shouldn't have any problem at all. I run a 21ft Nitro with 225 no problem. I did get a little to far off to one side last year which was a pucker moment as I slowed down from to 50 to 40mph. When I pulled out the lower unit had a new finely sand job. Honestly just follow someone the first time and you will be fine. I do not recommend trying to idle through though if you have a larger boat. I made that mistake my first outing a few years back.  There used to be some markers that were nice to guide the way. Some jerks removed them though.
I should mark it ..

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2017, 10:12:35 PM »
I would pitch in for some reflective markers.

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2017, 11:13:05 PM »
I imagine driveway markers would work?  :dunno:

If so I'm in to help, might even have some laying around

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #53 on: February 23, 2017, 11:15:11 PM »
I shall try to make it and meet some of you guys. Gotta call up some friends and see whose boat I can borrow  :chuckle:

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2017, 04:27:38 PM »
Stupid to put anything up.  It won't stay up. Mark it on your GPS and run wide open. Channel, if you can even call it that, moves every year some. If you're not going to fish the flats and just want to make it into the river,  run wide open, aim for the water between the two grassy shores and hold on, you'll be fine.  :tup:
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip june 9th 10th 11th
« Reply #55 on: March 05, 2017, 01:32:18 PM »
Ok           June 9th,10th,11th, how does that work for you all....

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip june 9th 10th 11th
« Reply #56 on: March 05, 2017, 02:14:28 PM »
 :yeah:  those dates will work for us.
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip june 9th 10th 11th
« Reply #57 on: March 05, 2017, 04:40:19 PM »
:yeah:  those dates will work for us.
awesome, :tup:

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip june 9th 10th 11th
« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2017, 08:09:50 PM »
I'm in!!
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip june 9th 10th 11th
« Reply #59 on: March 07, 2017, 08:49:24 AM »
I'm in!!
saweeeeet,,are you back in state?

 

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